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Support the next Miss Basketball at 9th Annual Lakeshore Classic

The Gary Chamber of Commerce is presenting its 9th annual Lakeshore Classic. The theme is “Step Up For Education.” The Gary Chamber also wants the community to Step Up, come out and support Gary West Lady Cougar star Dana Evans in her quest to earn the coveted Miss Basketball honor for the state of Indiana.

Evans has been a star performer her entire career. Some of her achievements include:

  • Averaging 35.8 points per game in 2016
  • Named USA Today All Indiana first team
  • Named Naismith High School All American in 2016
  • Ranked the 7th best player in the nation for the class of 2017
  • This summer Evans helped the USA basketball team to the Gold medal at the FIBA under 18 Junior Olympics in Valdivia, Chile.
  • Recently signed to attend the University of Louisville.

“Evans has done her job and the Gary Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to come out and support her and her teammates. It is often the case that deserving athletes in Northwest Indiana are slighted for top state honors. In this case, Evans is a young lady that is worthy and is a great representative for our students and our community.

“Northwest Indiana needs to support Evans on November 25, 2016 at the Lakeshore Classic, 6:00 p.m. in the West Side Leadership Academy High School, 9th Avenue & Gerry Street, Gary, Ind,” a spokesman for the Gary Chamber of Commerce said.

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